The Henry County Board of Education approved a one-time pay supplement for all district employees Monday.

McDONOUGH — Henry County Schools’ employees will see a little extra in the April 30 paycheck.

On Monday, the Board of Education unanimously approved a one-time pay supplement that will give all district full-time employees $1,500, part-time employees $1,000 and active retirees $735.

The amount surpasses the governor’s proposal to provide a $1,000 bonus to full-time school based employees and $490 to part-time workers.

All board members agreed the additional monies were well deserved.

“You have worked extremely hard,” Annette Edwards.

Sophe Pope said she was thrilled to approve the measure.

“I’m incredibly grateful for all the work our employees have done,” she said.

Makenzie McDaniel said the funds will go a long way to help a lot of people and encouraged district staff to continue to look for ways to help employees.

“It’s a good day when we can thank those who have done an awesome job in the middle of a pandemic,” he said.

Holly Cobb said she was “excited” for the opportunity to give employees the payout.

“I can’t imagine when they have worked any harder than this year,” she said. “I feel like anything we can do to provide for them, I’m happy to do that.”

The total cost of the one-time bonus is $4.2 million.

Chief Financial Officer Shanika Clay said the money will come from the district’s general fund and funding from the Georgia Department of Education.

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